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Farina Ristorante - Inside BEST WESTERN

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700 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2G4, Canada
+1 705-474-5800
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brandon,Manitoba Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very expensive but consistent. I ordered a special gnocchi dish that was not edible. They substituted it for the mushroom ravioli. No discount or free dessert. The apple dessert was nasty and the ice cream looked like a Chinese egg.

Thank LavenderTwin
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

After meaning to go for a long time based on my love of Italian food and numerous recommendations from friends, we finally went to Farina's yesterday evening. I was expecting the food to be good and I wasn't disappointed. Our group of four tried several of the appetizers; all delicious. The service was excellent. The bread with oil & balsamic... More 

Kapuskasing, Canada
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We went for dinner with a party of 6 and it was A wonderful dining expierence!..great food, love the wine glasses on table with assorted olives as well as the bread and dipping oils, the lasagna was so delicious ,servers were great

Thank Barbara C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

very good food and service. eating area was very clean and quiet. overall very highly recommended. very nice motel and clean.

Thank Bruce R
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We were in North Bay and were looking for a good place to eat. We were staying at the hotel BW and the restaurant had nice reviews. We tried it and were not disappointed. We both had pasta ( gnocchi and ravioli) and were very happy with our choices. The service was impeccable.

Thank Adrienne S
Hamilton, Canada
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504 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The food here is Italian and is excellent. The service is very good and the staff is friendly. Sadly the atmosphere of the restaurant detracts. The room with its surrounding balconies and high ceiling is a sound magnifier. We were seated in one of the balconies and could overhear the conversations of the group in the middle section of the... More 

Thank trainfan2000
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is one of my favourite restaurants. The food is fantastic and there are menu options for gluten free and vegetarian as well. The atmosphere is very cozy and romantic, but appropriate for both group/family visits or a romantic date night. Desserts are also amazing, I recommend the cannolis.

Thank Stephanie G
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

This attractive Italian restaurant is within the Best Western hotel. There is a central seating area with a high ceiling, and on both sides of this main room two steps lead to a low "balcony" with more tables. These "balconies" have several brick-trimmed arches connecting them to the lower floor. While allowing for some privacy, unfortunately, this combination of high... More 

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Wonderful restaurant. Both the location and website are a bit of a challenge but well worth the bit of effort to navigate. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is nicely laid out to provide privacy without isolation. We both had pasta dishes and we were simply delighted with the quality and presentation. The Mushroom Ravioli... More 

Thank Bev O
Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

This restaurant is inside the Best Western Inn on Lakeshore Drive and had I not been advised to go there I might not have spotted it. This is an Italian Restaurant, quiet and with beautiful décor. I had a basic sort of Italian meal, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The service was good without being as oppressive as it can be... More 

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Ashley B, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside BEST WESTERN, responded to this review

Hello Maus59, Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful review of Farina! I will look into the air conditioning issue. Hopefully we will see you back again and again. Ashley More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $19
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-474-5800

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